Eating healthy can be quite a challenge for busy people who are always on the go, especially for raw vegans. There are those days when you just don’t have enough time to sit and eat at the table. It can sometimes be hard to decide what kind of raw food to go you should take with you to eat on the way to work or have later in the day, since many raw food recipes don’t really store well in room temperature.
Some raw food recipes can also be quite messy and inconvenient to take along, like frozen cakes or maybe even green smoothies. But there are excellent portable raw recipes that are not only easy to prepare, but that you can even just stash in your bag for a quick nibble any time you get hungry.
Raw sweet sesame seed bars
First, there are snack bars. They’re very handy to have especially if you’d like to keep some raw food for later where there aren’t many raw-friendly stores around.
To make this delicious raw sesame seed bar recipe, you don’t need any equipment. Simply mix sesame seeds, raisins, shredded coconut, flaxseed meal and sea salt in a bowl. Then add tahini, coconut oil, maple syrup and pure vanilla extract to the mixture and continue stirring. Transfer and press down the mixture into a large dish, cover and store in the freezer for at least an hour. It’s best to eat these chewy snack bars when chilled, so you might want to bring an ice box or some kind of cooler in your car to keep them chilled if you plan to snack on them later.
Raw vegan mock tuna salad recipe
Some people might think you can’t really just keep salad in your bag for later since it might turn nasty. But this raw tuna salad recipe is a great raw food to go for when you’re rushing in the morning or as a packed lunch. Before making this recipe, make sure to soak the sunflower seeds in lukewarm water for about an hour or two.
To make the tuna paste, place dulse (seaweed), garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, thyme and sea salt in a food processor and process on high until very nice and smooth. When you’re ready to eat the tuna salad, you can add celery, onions or parsley. It’s also great to match with an apple. Just don’t omit the seaweed from the recipe because it’s a vital ingredient that gives a tuna-like flavor.
Avocado carrot tomato salad
Having this raw salad for lunch to go is very convenient since it’s so easy to make with only three ingredients and no equipment.
All you have to do is chop your carrots, tomato and avocado meat into small chunks. Dump all the ingredients in a bowl and softly stir. You may also optionally season it with a little salt and pepper. And you’re done!
Raw superfood brownies
Superfoods can be a little expensive yet they’re “super” packed with energy-giving nutrients. But if you’re on a budget, you can leave out the “super” in this raw food (goji berries and hemp hearts) and still have an awesome raw brownie to go.
In this raw food recipe, process first the sunflower seeds into a fine meal, then add cashews and continue processing. Slowly add dates a few at a time and process the mixture well until everything looks small and crumbly. Next, add the cacao, shredded coconut, coconut oil, vanilla extract, sea salt and a little cayenne pepper, then process once more until it reaches a crumbly but thick consistency. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and mix in the goji berries and hemp hearts using a spoon. Finally, press the brownie mixture into a glass dish and cut into nice little squares. Raw superfood brownies are a great quick fix for those sweet-snack-craving moments.
Raw granola bars
This raw granola bar recipe may contain a lot of ingredients, but the process is still quite easy to follow.
You’ll need to soak almonds and dates an hour beforehand and then process them well in your food processor. Dump the mixture into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well, then spread the granola bar mixture into glass dishes and cut to form small bars. You can optionally dehydrate them for a crunchier texture or eat them as is! These raw granola bars are very tasty either way.
Raw food to go
There you have it! Now you don’t have to settle for just a banana or plain nuts in your purse when you’re on the go. (Although those two aren’t really bad either.) But having more variety and more exciting raw food to go recipes to choose from is a good thing!